Bradley expresses delight at new £190,000 Derrybeg funding

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh has welcomed the news that Derrybeg is set to get a new community centre. Newry Times exclusively revealed earlier today that the Derrybeg project had been given the green light for £190,000 in funding through the Department’s Neighbourhood Renewal Investment Fund. The project involves the provision of a bespoke modular building comprising a main hall, meeting room, kitchen, storage room and toilets and associated site works and car parking. Announcing the funding earlier today, Minister McCausland said the new community building will serve as a central venue for the provision of a wide range of activities, ranging from youth clubs to adult education classes. “It will enable the Derrybeg Community Association to offer a variety of programmes for residents of all ages, within a safe purpose built facility.” McCausland added, “One of the key success factors in bringing about regeneration is working through partnerships involving the public, private and community sectors.” Speaking to Newry Times after the announcement was made, Dominic Bradley said, “I welcome the announcement of funding for a new community centre in Derrybeg. This is something the community group there has been lobbying for over the years. “Margaret Ritchie when Minister of Social Development met with the community association and started the ball rolling on the project. The facility will be a welcome addition to the community infrastructure in the area and will enable a wider variety of activities for young and old.”
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